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What Is the Etiquette for Sending Sympathy Flowers? September 26, 2016

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
What Is the Etiquette for Sending Sympathy Flowers?, Brooklyn, New York

When a loved one of a friend or family member passes away, your first reaction is to reach out and try to help. While there is not much that can be done to ease the pain that comes with this kind of loss, sending flowers is a good way to say “I’m thinking of you.” 

Flowerworks in New York City has been creating beautiful floral arrangements for funerals, weddings and other occasions since 1983. With such extensive experience, they can always help you find and send the right sympathy flowers.

3 Rules Of Etiquette For Sending Sympathy Flowers 

1. It’s Never Too Late

If you find out about a friend’s relative passing away after the funeral has already taken place, it is still acceptable to send flowers to the home. You can send flowers at any point before or after the service to show your love and support.

2. Choose Flowers That Have Meaning

sympathy flowers-nycChoose the colors and types of flowers you are sending based on the message you’d like to convey. Sympathy flowers that will be displayed around a casket can be big and bold, as a celebration of that person’s life. Subtle, softer flower arrangements are more personal and can be perfect if you’re sending flowers after the funeral directly to a friend’s home. 

3. Include Your First & Last Name

One important rule of etiquette to remember when sending sympathy flowers is to always include the full name of each person associated with the flowers being sent. With so many different gifts received during this time, a first and last name will ensure the recipient knows who the flowers are from.

Any flowers you send to a loved one while they are in mourning is thoughtful and welcomed. Instead of paying too much attention to formal rules, send flowers that mean something to you and know that any support during this time is helpful. Visit Flowerworks online to view all of their floral arrangements or call (718) 230-9393 for more information about their flower delivery services.